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April 9, 2021


Oshkosh, Wisconsin – April 9, 2021:  National Aerobatics Day will debut on Saturday, June 26 as announced by Jim Bourke, President of the International Aerobatics Club (IAC) in March. Since that time many aviation leaders have expressed much enthusiasm for the new celebratory day.

“Aerobatics is another way to improve your overall stick and rudder skills. It is a natural extension to upset training that is often encouraged by plane manufactures and insurance companies,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA Chairman and CEO.

“When I got my private...

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April 1, 2021

It's a wrap!

Congratulations to the contest organizers of the Estrella Classic Glider Aerobatic Championship and the Snowbird Classic - IAC Open Championship East for two successful contests completed on the last weekend of March. 

"It started off sour with IFR and low ceilings the week before the contest. Severe weather surrounded Florida with strong tornadic weather creating unparalleled damage and flooding in the southeast," Hector Ramirez Assistant Contest Director reported to IAC Chapter 89 members prior to their first pre-contest practice day. " To my surprise there...

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March 23, 2021

Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees

The Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame's Mission Statement is to preserve the heritage of the founding of aviation and memorialize the efforts of the men and women that  gave their time, experience and expertise to shepherd Illinois aviation from its earliest beginnings to a level where recreational, corporate and airline service is at the pinnacle of air transportation in the world.  Since 1970 over one hundred Illinois men and women have been inducted into the Illinois...

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March 10, 2021


Oshkosh, Wisconsin – March 10, 2021:  The skill, beauty, and excitement of aerobatic flight will be celebrated on Saturday, June 26, during the inaugural National Aerobatics Day, as announced today by Jim Bourke, President of the International Aerobatics Club (IAC).

“National Aerobatics Day is the perfect day to host an aerobatic camp, a BBQ, a practice session, or to share videos of aerobatic activity online,” Bourke said. “With over 40 chapters nationwide and two international chapters, IAC members will be organizing these types of activities...

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March 7, 2021

Director/Officer Nominations Sought

Hello, IAC members, it is time to nominate our 2021 slate of officers and directors. Nominating petitions are due April 16. Voting will be done electronically on the IAC website, beginning June 30. Voting ends on July 27; results will be announced. New officers and directors will be installed at the close of the IAC Annual Membership Meeting at AirVenture in Oshkosh on July 30, 2021.

Positions to be filled are Vice President, Treasurer, and four Directors. Directors are elected "at large", not by region,...

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March 1, 2021

The deadline for IAC Rules Change proposals is July 1, as noted in Section 1 of the IAC Contest Rules. If you're planning to propose a rules change, the best way to do so is to go to this address:, fill out the form, and hit "Submit". IAC member login is required.

If you happen to be an IAC member but for whatever reason can't use the above link, you can send a proposed change to ruleschair [at] and it will be forwarded to the Rules Committee chair. If you go "...

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